adjective, shoal·i·er, shoal·i·est.
Origin of shoaly
Examples from the Web for shoaly
By feeding upon these for several days it had quite glutted itself, having made for itself a channel in the shoaly water.Curious Creatures in Zoology|John Ashton
They swung round a point and threaded the channel that led among the shoaly waters of Musky Bay.The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code|John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
Wind, rain, roily, shoaly seas breaking clear over the ship across decks drove Cook out from land to deeper water.Vikings of the Pacific|Agnes C. Laut
An inlet or shoaly arm of the sea into which a river or rivers empty, and subject to tidal influence.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth